About Radio Dave
Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll
Radio Dave” Milberg is a “disc jockey-at-law,” combining concurrent careers as a broadcaster and as an attorney.
In addition to being “R.D. the D.J.” on Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll, he also is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Florida. He also is a co-author of the two volume tome “Answer Songs,” available at Amazon.com.
Radio Dave is all about radio stations, radios, and rock ‘n roll. It’s a life-long passion that began in Detroit in the late 1950s. As a little kid, his ear was glued to the legendary Motor City radio stations of the day, such as WXYZ-AM, WKMH-AM, WJR-AM, WJBK-AM, WCAR-AM, and WWJ-AM. And when he could scrape together a few coins, they were spent at the stores along Woodward Avenue that sold 45s that had been played in juke boxes for the amazing (even way back then) price of just 5¢ each. He daydreamed about playing and telling stories about those tunes on the radio. A few years later as a teenager, that dream became a reality. More than 50 years later, he continues to live that dream to this very
Radio Dave’s “groove yard” (described below) is decorated with classic radios dating back to the 1920s. The radios pictured on this page represent the decades featured the most on R&SRNR – the 1950s and 1960s.
“Call-Letters” Since 1965:
Law Firms and Related Academic Appointments Since 1979:
Shimberg & Crohn
Keck, Mahin & Cate
Schiff Hardin LLP
City Colleges of Chicago
The John Marshall Law School
Radio Dave’s Music Collection (“Groove Yard”) & WDAM Radio
Radio Dave’s massive “groove yard” has virtually every song worth having (at least in his opinion). This “tunage” is housed at WDAM Radio – 500/AM & 86.1/FM (“America’s Greatest Imaginary Station”) that he created in 1991.
At WDAM Radio, Radio Dave devotes his time to accumulating and archiving vast discographies on more than 200 subject areas including:
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Jan & Dean
Original Versions Of Hit Records
World War I
World War II
Viet Nam War
…and many, many, many more.